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Mon, 01 Jul


Mairangi Bay Bowling Club

SuperBlues - Simeon Brown & Chris Penk

Monthly morning tea for locals 60+ (or close to it) who are interested in politics and current events. $5 per person, includes morning tea

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SuperBlues - Simeon Brown & Chris Penk
SuperBlues - Simeon Brown & Chris Penk

Time & Location

01 Jul 2019, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Mairangi Bay Bowling Club, 11 Ramsgate Terrace, Mairangi Bay

About the Event

This month we have two first-term MP's joining me - Simeon Brown and Chris Penk.


Simeon is MP for Pakuranga. He has a background working in commercial banking, supporting small to medium-sized businesses in the South-East Auckland economy, and has served as an elected representative in local government. He studied at the University of Auckland, completing a Law and Commerce conjoint degree.

In 2013, Simeon was elected to serve as a Local Board member in the Manurewa ward, and he held the role of Deputy Chair from 2013-2016.

He successfully led the campaign within Auckland Council in 2014 to ban the sale of synthetic drugs and legal highs across Auckland, which then resulted in nationwide law reform.


Chris is MP for Helensville. After completing his secondary education at Kelston Boys High School, Chris studied at Auckland University, gaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1999 and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree in 2009.

He had joined the Royal New Zealand Navy in 2000, which included serving as an officer of the watch on the HMNZS Te Kaha. He also worked at Government House as aide-de-camp to the Governor-General in 2003. Later, Chris joined the Australian Defence Force and fulfilled his dream of serving in submarines, being appointed navigating officer of HMAS Sheean in 2006, and finally was stationed in the Northern Arabian Gulf in late 2007.

Chris returned to New Zealand in 2008 where he completed his legal training. This culminated in his admission to the bar in 2010 and working as staff solicitor in Auckland. In late 2015 he established his own firm, leaving Ong & Penk Lawyers behind in late 2017 to enter Parliament.


$5 per ticket, cash payment on the day. Please ensure you register for catering purposes.

Please contact my office, for more details. (09) 478 0207 -

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